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  • Genetic Resources as Natural Information

    Implications for the Convention on Biological Diversity and Nagoya Protocol

    By Manuel Ruiz Muller

    Demonstrating the shortcomings of current policy and legal approaches to access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this book recognizes that genetic resources are widely distributed across countries and that bilateral contracts undermine fairness and equity.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-11 
    Routledge

  • Standing on the Shoulders of Darwin and Mendel

    Early Views of Inheritance

    By David J. Galton

    This book explores early theories about the mechanisms of inheritance. Beginning with Charles Darwin's now rejected Gemmule hypothesis, the book documents the reception of Gregor Mendel's work on peas and follows the work of early 20th century scholars. The research of Francis Galton, a cousin of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26 
    CRC Press

  • Marine Genetic Resources, Access and Benefit Sharing

    Legal and Biological Perspectives

    By Bevis Fedder

    Access to genetic resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS) has been promoted under the Convention on Biological Diversity, with the aim of combining biodiversity conservation goals with economic development. However, as this book shows, since its inception in 1992, implementation has encountered…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge

  • Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato

    Edited by James M. Bradeen, Chittaranjan Kole

    In this volume, world leaders in potato research review historical and contemporary discoveries resulting in a range of advances. Topics include nutritional quality, yield, disease and insect resistance, processing, plant growth and development, and other aspects. The book also examines research…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    CRC Press
    Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

  • RNAi Technology

    Edited by R. K. Gaur, Yedidya Gafni, P. Sharma, V. K. Gupta

    RNAi technology is used for large-scale screens that systematically shut down each gene in the cell, which can help identify the components necessary for a particular cellular process or an event such as cell division. Exploitation of the pathway is also a promising tool in biotechnology and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    CRC Press

  • Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity

    Edited by Danny Hunter, Luigi Guarino, Charles Spillane, Peter C. McKeown

    The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs. In recent decades, there has been increased appreciation of the risk this implies for food security and quality, especially in times of environmental change. As a result, agricultural biodiversity has…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge

  • A Guide to Bioethics

    By Emmanuel A. Kornyo

    Solving intractable biotechnological questions of evolution, medicine, and genetics is now easier due to methods permitting the rapid analysis of molecular sequence data. These advances have exposed ethical and policy concerns. How would genomic information be used and by whom? Should individuals…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
    CRC Press
    Pocket Guides to Biomedical Sciences

  • Oil Palm Breeding

    Genetics and Genomics

    Edited by Aik Chin Soh, Sean Mayes, Jeremy A. Roberts

    The oil palm is a remarkable crop, producing around 40% of the world’s vegetable oil from around 6% of the land devoted to oil crops. Conventional breeding has clearly been the major focus of genetic improvement in this crop. A mix of improved agronomy and management, coupled with breeding…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16
    CRC Press

  • Telomeres, Diet and Human Disease

    Advances and Therapeutic Opportunities

    Edited by Amelia Marti, Guillermo Zalba

    The maintenance of telomeres—repetitive sequences at the end of chromosome—is essential to health. Dysfunction in telomere maintenance pathways plays a role in aging, cancer, atherosclerosis and other diseases. This has led to telomere maintenance as a prime target for patient therapies. This book…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16
    CRC Press

  • Gene Editing, Law, and the Environment

    Life Beyond the Human

    Edited by Irus Braverman

    Technologies like CRISPR and gene drives are ushering in a new era of genetic engineering, wherein the technical means to modify DNA are cheaper, faster, more accurate, more widely accessible, and with more far-reaching effects than ever before. These cutting-edge technologies raise legal, ethical,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Handbook of Nucleic Acid Purification

    Edited by Dongyou Liu

    An Indispensable Roadmap for Nucleic Acid Preparation Although Friedrich Miescher described the first isolation of nucleic acid in 1869, it was not until 1953 that James Watson and Francis Crick successfully deciphered the structural basis of DNA duplex. Needless to say, in the years since,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    CRC Press

  • Protecting Traditional Knowledge

    The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

    Edited by Daniel F. Robinson, Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Pedro Roffe

    This is the first comprehensive review of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established in 2000. It provides an in-depth consideration of the key thematic areas within WIPO discussions – genetic resources (GRs), traditional knowledge (TK)…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

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